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Labour unrest Out brothers, out! Guangdong province pioneers a new approach to keeping workers happy

The Economist, China 31 Jan 2015 - AS CHINA’S economy slows, and labour-intensive manufacturing moves elsewhere in search of cheaper workers, anxious and angry employees are becoming ever bolshier. According to China Labour Bulletin, an NGO in Hong Kong, the number of strikes and labour protests reported in 2014 doubled to more than 1,300. In the last quarter they rose threefold year-on-year, with factory workers, taxi drivers and teachers across the country demanding better treatment.

Posted by AP-IRNet at Jan 30, 2015 02:03 PM |
Labour relations better, but problems persist

VietNamnews, 30 Jan 2015 - Employers using "sophisticated" ways to take "revenge" on union officials and the latter's poor negotiation and communication skills were among labour relations problems highlighted at a workshop on Tuesday.

Posted by AP-IRNet at Jan 30, 2015 01:55 PM |
Labor groups ask for P136 more in minimum wage

PhilStar,Philippines, 29 Jan 2015 - Various several labor organizations, including the Trade union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa (TUCP) and TUCP partylist group, on Thursday asked the wage board to add P136 to the current P466 minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila.

Posted by AP-IRNet at Jan 30, 2015 01:36 PM |
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AP-IRNet Community Updates - 14th Edition Jan 2015

The highlights and new features on this AP-IRNet January newsletter include: ILO's newest report "World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015", The "Global Wage Report 2014/15", "Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards"; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.

Posted by AP-IRNet at Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM |
World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

Formerly entitled Global Employment Trends, the World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015 includes a forecast of global unemployment levels and explains the factors behind this trend, including continuing inequality and falling wage shares. It looks at the drivers of the rising middle class in the developing world as well as the risk of social unrest, especially in areas of elevated youth unemployment. The report addresses structural factors shaping the world of work, including an aging population and shifts in the skills sought by employers.

Posted by AP-IRNet at Jan 20, 2015 12:00 AM |
December 2014 Newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam

This edition highlights wage issues in Viet Nam in the context of economic integration, fire safety at Better Work factories and career guidance to connect the dots for better jobs for young people. You can find another story on a business plan competition for farmers as well as information on new relevant laws adopted by the National Assembly. The newsletter also includes part of the interview by ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Ms Sandra Polaski, with the press during her visit to Viet Nam.

Posted by AP-IRNet at Dec 15, 2014 03:50 PM |
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